Patents by Inventor Robert C. Tsai

Robert C. Tsai has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4345258
    Abstract: A projection and display system utilizes a modulated laser beam whose energy distribution in the "P" and "S" polarization planes is controlled by a half wavelength retardation plate. The laser beam is then deflected along the X and Y axes and passes through a dichroic polarizer cube which splits the beam to focus upon a P channel smectic liquid crystal display cell and an S channel smectic liquid crystal display cell to selectively form images on one or both of the display cells. At the same time, the formed images are projected by the use of light that is split into two colored light beams by a second dichroic cube and is reflected to back light the images in each of the display cells. The projected beams then pass back through the first dichroic cube where they are recombined and passed through a projection lens system to a suitable display screen. To selectively erase the information on either of the display cells, an AC bias is applied to that display cell during the laser scan thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventors: Robert C. Tsai, William J. Kidwell